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LEGO Chinese New Year Modular Restaurant

We recently discussed the newly released #80113 LEGO Chinese New Year Family Reunion Celebration set featuring a traditional Chinese-style restaurant with a detailed kitchen, reception area, dining room, bathroom, rooftop dining, and more.

As we mentioned in the previous article, the size, and level of detail is similar to the LEGO Modular Buildings. And although the back of the restaurant is open for easy access, the roof and upper level lift off like on the LEGO Modulars. This gave LEGO fans the idea of turning this set into a full-size and fully enclosed Modular Building. In fact, you can find several examples on YouTube already, and I’m sure there will be more.

A number of our readers asked if there are instructions for turning the set into a Modular Building, so I did a little research on this and found three examples at Rebrickable.com.

The first modification by LEGO fan febrix_1999 is quite simple. It combines two copies of the #80113 LEGO Chinese New Year Family Reunion Celebration set back to back. You could probably do this modification by yourself, but if you need instructions, they can be downloaded for €5.00 at Rebrickable.com.

The second modification by LEGO fan Brick Artisian is more complex, turning the #80113 LEGO Chinese New Year Family Reunion Celebration into a corner building. It consists of 2,035 pieces, of which 1,791 are from the original set (which comes with 1,823 pieces), and 244 extra pieces are needed separately. The full parts list and instructions are available for $10.00 at Rebrickable.com.

The third modification by LEGO fan PatBrickx also turns the the #80113 LEGO Chinese New Year Family Reunion Celebration into a corner building, but in a different way. PatBrickx also demonstrates how the set looks combined with the #41757 LEGO Friends Botanical Garden and the #10315 LEGO Icons Tranquil Garden to give you further ideas. Parts list and instructions are available for €7.99 at Rebrickablec.com.

Yet another idea is also by LEGO fan Brick Artisian. This modification only uses parts from the set and does not require additional pieces. It’s a narrow version, using the half baseplate that comes with the set but turned 90 degrees. It’s a great idea if only a narrow building fits into your Modular city. Instructions are available for $8.00 at Rebrickable.com.

I’m also including here one of the videos I found on YouTube that I thought you might find helpful.

I hope these examples give you enough ideas if you do decide to turn the set into a LEGO Modular Building. And if you don’t have the original #80113 LEGO Chinese New Year Family Reunion Celebration set yet, you can find it at the seasonal items section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? Are you planning to turn this set into a Modular Building? Which one of the modifications we talked about here do you like the most? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • brickmaster January 12, 2024, 9:51 AM

    Oh, cool. Thats exactly what we asked for the other day. I really like the narrow version.

  • Okosh January 12, 2024, 11:27 AM

    Perfect! This is exactly what I was looking for. I wasn’t aware of that Friends set. Thanks for mentioning it. It looks amazing with the modular!

    • Pepper January 12, 2024, 4:16 PM

      That’s a set?! Wow! I just noticed that! Friends has better buildings than city!

      • Håkan January 14, 2024, 2:57 PM

        There’s often more variety than just police and fire stations, yes.
        The scale for minifigs and minidolls is largely the same. I’m not a superfan of minidolls, myself, as they’re less poseable, but most Friends sets are easy to adapt into minifig versions.

  • felicia January 12, 2024, 4:15 PM

    I was thinking of doing this, so this is very timely. Thanks for the links!

  • LEGOJeff January 12, 2024, 4:49 PM

    It looks great next to the garden. I think that’s the look I would go for.

  • BigShawn January 12, 2024, 9:07 PM

    These are wonderful! I think any of them would look great with Ninjago city. Probably the narrow one the most.

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